When I started my writing and blogging journey, I stumbled upon once a wordpress challenge. There was a prompt (just one word) and one should blog about it. But now I’m in a place called vertigo: it’s everything I wish I didn’t know.

It’s true that nothing is here for free so if you read a nice post on this blog remember I’m making sure you pay. That’s why I have advertisements and they will be removed for subscribers (paid members).

I won’t give my ace away but the 2 songs I’m thinking of are really good. But let’s dive directly in the first hint about blogging blues!

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What’s Your Level Of Consciousness?

The song from Cake is very clear: you’re never there. I already talked recently about levels of consciousness and how courage and presence are the first levels of true force. But this one is very clear: you’re never there.

So if I’m not there with you, where can I be? That’s a good question and my heart keeps me well informed: I’m 22 years old now even though I’m 38. That’s because I’m still wondering what went wrong with a girl I love. Of course, when I find the reason, I still can’t get used to it.

You can drag me to the roof if you want. But I got a better place to be. This blogging journey should allow me to demonstrate my culture and how music can solve any problem.

Don’t dwell too much on the blue note otherwise you will end up on the street. But what could be the 2nd hint about getting over blogging blues?

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How Well Do You Know The Scene?

They say the real journey is within. And I must say I visited Paris like maybe a few people did. I know almost all the districts. And I even wandered out of the circular belt for cars.

Now I’m in Beirut and I do know the scene well. I used to come back for every holidays when I was young to visit my family. It’s true most of my friends are now married with kids and I’m not. That’s why I still have a hard time being present.

Beirut is a wonderful city and Lebanon has a beautiful nature. At the crossroad of christianity, islam and judaism, Lebanon is a country that likes to discover other cultures. People speak French and English fluently there. And we remember the Phoenicians who decided to explore the Mediterranean.

One might wonder how well do you know your surroundings. But all that jazz might just be a normal thing every hard working person experiences.

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At What Time Does The Blues Hits You?

There’s a song from Eric Clapton featured on his album called “From The Cradle”. The song is called “Blues Before Sunrise”. The song mentions a miserable feeling that you do despise. What if you should cherish that feeling?

Today I woke up to the sound of another week. I was blessed because I have another week to live for. And I wonder what’s going to come my way. I know this loneliness won’t leave me alone.

My family is an important one for Lebanon. We were Byzantine people that ended up in Beirut. For many decades, the Sursocks were Lebanon’s leading business family. As business partners of the Otis Elevator Company, they were successful industrialists and played a key role in the development and manufacturing of elevators.

Today I think I’m going to partner with Otis Redding to feel richer. And let me finish on a high note like “never been this happy since the end of WW2”.

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Do You Have To Wait For The Miracle?

I once read an interview of Philippe Starck. Born January 18, 1949, he is a French designer known since the start of his career in the 1980s for his interior, product, industrial and architectural design including furniture.

Starck was saying that, to be creative, the simplest thing to do is to sleep on it. He takes naps during the afternoon and all the work is done in his dreams.

It’s true this might be a bad case of midnight blues. You can’t get no sleep and don’t know what to do. When I think about it, it might just be a matter of not knowing what not to do. For example, chain smoking like Adele might be dangerous for your heart!

The maestro says it’s Mozart but it sounds like bubble gum. I’ve been waiting for the miracle for almost 4 years now.

Nicolas Sursock

Written by Nicolas Sursock

Nicolas is a musician. His work now focuses on digesting 10000 songs of jazz, blues, soul, rock, funk and electronic. He plays the guitar if he's not blogging.